Ahead of bringing Queensland Ballet to London for a run of La Sylphide, the Mao's Last Dancer author reflects to The Guardian about his journey so far. Continue Reading
The chief executive and artistic director of Sadler’s Wells has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Roehampton, in tribute to his success and commitment to dance over 15 years at the theatre. Continue Reading
Her prowess in pure technique is here shown as undimmed even at the age of 50 and her charisma fills the stage.... Continue Reading
Acosta, pictured performing Tocororo with Veronica Corveas, proves that at 42 he can still hold his own with dancers more than a decade younger.
Alexander Varona as the cigar-puffing, shoe-shuffling, gyrating rival in Tocororo is a stand-out, and Acosta transitions flawlessly from ballet maestro to boyhood breakdancer and back again. There’s energy aplenty but as a whole, lacks the passion to make a mark.
The evening’s final work is Arthur Pita’s Facada. Vasiliev is splendidly droll as the bridegroom who gets last-minute cold feet, and Osipova cuts loose with fabulous abandon as the jilted bride who, having wept several bucketfuls of tears, sets forth to extract revenge.
The selected shows will be performed at The Place as part of a triple bill in either January or February 2016. Continue Reading
The new initiative aims to raise the profile of female choreographers in the UK and Internationally, and offers bespoke talent development/training for the recipients. Continue Reading